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Young Hearts Triathlon Schedule of Events

Race Package Pickup

Friday, July 23, 2021 – Kinsmen Beach Park

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Kinsmen Beach Park by Dorothy Pond (south of tennis courts)

 

Race Morning – Saturday, July 24, 2021

Kinsmen Beach, Invermere, B.C.

Last chance race package pickup at race start.

Please do not bring pets to the event at Kinsmen Beach.

Parking

Parking WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE in these areas:

  • Any of the roadways that are part of the Young Hearts Triathlon race course.
  • Along Beach Drive leading to Kinsmen Park
  • Station Neighborhood Pub parking lot

Designated parking is available in areas in and surrounding Kinsmen Beach as shown on the “parking map” on our website. Very limited parking is available in the Kinsmen Beach parking lot because part of the parking lot is used for the transition area.

Washroom Facilities: Public washroom facilities are available at Kinsmen Beach.

UPON ARRIVAL AT THE EVENT

Please refer to the “Schedule of Events” below for the timing schedule of race day morning relating to the distribution of timing chips, last-minute package pickup, the pre-race meeting, and age group assembly.

TIMING CHIPS & RACE NUMBERS: Parents are asked to ensure that each child picks up a timing chip on race day morning. The timing chip must be worn on the ANKLE only and their bib number (included in race bag) securely attached to the front of the shirt that is worn for the finish. Please ensure that each child is wearing their assigned race number (Bib) so that their name and number match our records. Check the label on their race bag and bib for name and age group category when picking up race packages. Please DO NOT REMOVE the tear off label of the bib as this will be used by the timers at the finish line.

CHANGES TO AGE GROUP: Children’s age category is based on their age as of December 31st of the race year. (To check if your
child is in the correct Age Group, please refer to the link “YHT Confirmation List”.   Contact us if you wish to change the age information we have on record.

CHANGES TO AGE GROUP DISTANCES: Please review the age group triathlon distances for your child. If preferred, children may race in a younger age category upon request, and you may make this choice during the registration process. Once registered, please contact us to make any changes to age group categories. Category changes must be made at least 3 days prior to race day.

AGE GROUPS 4-5 and 6-7: The distances for these 2 groups are the same and we may group them together if numbers allow.

PLACEMENT OF BICYCLES & TRANSITION GEAR: The parking lot of Kinsmen Beach will be the transition area for the Young Hearts Triathlon. Bike racks will be available and areas designated specifically for each age group.

RACE START TIMES

Group A (Ages 10 -14)

Arrive from 7:00 – 9:00am for timing chip to be worn on the ankle in order to receive timing results.

This group uses the GROUP A bike racks and race in separate waves as follows:

Ages 14-15  8:00am sharp

Ages 12-13  Approx. 9:15am

Ages 10-11  Approx. 10:15am

Group B (Ages 4-9)

Arrive between 10:00 – 11:00am for timing chip to be worn on the ankle in order to receive timing results.

This group uses the GROUP B bike racks and race in separate waves as follows:

Ages 8-9  Approx. 11:00am

Ages 6-7  Approx. 11:30am

Ages 4-5  Approx. 12:00pm

 

Young Hearts Swim